Coral Linen Skirt Refashion

You may remember this Coral Linen Vintage Dress I made back in April.  It’s Vintage Vogue V9105, a 1954 Original.   It’s really very lovely but  I NEVER wore it.  I always felt like I was wearing costume.  Time for a change.  Summer is always the perfect time for me to work on refashions. Before: After:   My solution- hack

Blue Spruce Lina Tank + B5504 Beach Capri’s

I finished these pants back in May but have been slowly finishing up this second Lina Tank over the last 3 months.  I waited to show them off together since they pair so well.  I’m trying to be more conscious of making full looks when I’m sewing.  It really makes my wardrobe mix and match

Yves Saint Laurent V2180 in Organic Cotton Batiste

Since I first saw the Yves Saint Laurent + Halston Exhibit back in February I’ve been dreaming of sewing up a YSL Creation of my own.   I fell for this elegant tunic, sash and slim pant as soon as I saw the line art on the cover of Yves Saint Laurent’s

Summer Swimwear- Sewing for the Kids

We’ve been spending our summer vacay poolside at our new home.  The weather has been so beautiful the past few weeks.  I’m hoping this isn’t a fluke because I’m loving the change in weather over here on the east coast of Florida.  It’s still hot, but nowhere near as humid, with

Sophie Swimsuit and Cropped Rashguard

When Heather at Closet Case Files was on the lookout for pattern testers I jumped at the chance to participate.  I just love her patterns!  I was really thrilled when I saw it was for a swimsuit.  Here in Florida I’m at the pool or beach with the kiddos ALL

Lovely Laurel-Vintage Prom Dress Refashion

One of the first dresses I ever made was this lovely Laurel back in 2013.  I have a few of my mothers vintage hand sewn dresses that have hung in my closet since she gave them to me when I was a teenager. I really hate to have things just sit unworn though. I